New Construction & Renovations Experts

MEET THE ESPIRE TEAM

Together, our team strives for excellence. Our goal, whether you’re working with our new construction or renovation team, is to provide your family with a wonderful space that you’re proud to call home. Over the years, the members of our team have gathered several awards in the home building and remodeling industries, which represents our true passion and dedication in what we do. 

Megan Crucuis

Vice President of Operations

Stefanie Harris

Vice President of Finance

Amy Ginsch

Administrative Assistant

Kristin Schwenker

Office Manager

Melissa Peters

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Ryan Roessler

Field Supervisor

Joe Lazzaro

Senior Project Manager:
New Construction & RGI

Brian Stott

Senior Project Manager

Matt Behrendt

Project Manager

Chris Kamine

Project Manager

Abe Lang

Project Manager

Jason Lessard

Project Manager

Chris Sires

Project Manager

Haley Gibbon

Production Manager

William Brown

Sales Manager

Jen Anderson

New Construction Professional

Mark Harris

New Construction Professional

Linda Snyder

New Construction Professional

Heather Siade-Cox

New Construction Professional
Realtor®

Erika Miller

New Construction Professional
Realtor®

Tara Ruppelt

Realtor®

Danielle Valderrama

New Construction Professional
Realtor®

Lauren Brown

Selections Manager

Lindsey Mack

Selections Coordinator

Donnie Hegemann

Warranty Manager

Ann Stapleton

Warranty Coordinator

John Wachter

Lead Designer

Brenda Fritsch

Architectural Designer

Justin Kagerbauer

Architectural Designer

Dave Adams

Project Architect

Kris Bertling

Photographer

Kristin Carey

Pre-Construction Coordinator

Jim Selas

Estimating & Sales Consultant

Mike Wolf

Estimator
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Megan Crucuis

POSITION:Vice President of Operations
Categories: Management Team, New Construction Team

Megan has spent most of her professional life in the home construction industry, from staging models and apartments to her most recent role as the sales manager for a kitchen/bath/flooring company. She continues her journey by joining the Espire/NuPath team, overseeing the day-to-day operations to streamline processes while fostering the growth and success of the team. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her two dogs, home improvement projects, and karaoke. She’s excited to be working with such a talented team that’s passionate about building quality custom homes!

Stefanie Harris

Stefanie Harris

POSITION:Vice President of Finance
Categories: Management Team, New Construction Team

Stefanie comes to Espire after spending time as a finance manager for a billion-dollar company. She is excited to join a team where everyone knows each other’s names and treats each other like family. She also hopes that her finance and problem-solving experience will help make a difference in all the financial aspects of Espire. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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Amy Ginsch

POSITION:Administrative Assistant
Categories: New Construction Team

Amy’s role is crucial to the organization of team Espire! She especially loves meeting new people and learning about the various aspects of the home building industry. With a background in insurance, Amy understands the need for detail and efficiency to keep all projects moving forward. Amy enjoys the family atmosphere at Espire and, when not at work, Amy enjoys reading, trying new experiences, and spending time with her family.

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Kristin Schwenker

POSITION:Office Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Kristin comes to Espire Homes with over 25 years of experience in the Education and Training Management field where she managed the training and development of new staff on a regional level while directing and running a school in the Lake County area. Her strong leadership, team-building, and organizational skills ensure that our customers receive VIP status in all aspects of the home building process. Kristin’s favorite pastime is going on adventures indoor and outdoors with her husband, Chad, and their three daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Melissa Peters

Melissa Peters

POSITION:Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Categories: New Construction Team

Mel joined the Espire team in 2021 as a Selections Coordinator, helping customers pick the perfect finishing touches for their new home. She has more than 20 years of experience with new construction and real estate–which means she really knows how to make our homeowners happy! To Mel, the best part of being part of the Espire team is seeing everyone’s smiling faces at the office every day. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and three wonderful rescue dogs.

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Ryan Roessler

POSITION:Field Supervisor
Categories: New Construction Team

Meet Ryan, a project manager for Espire. Ryan comes to Espire with 15 years of experience in remodeling and home renovations, including five and a half years running his own remodeling business. As part of the Espire team, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day jobsite activities, planning and coordinating new builds, and working directly with the customer. Ryan enjoys seeing the transformation of a project from start to finish and working with the customers to build their dream projects! Outside of work he attends Brewers and Bucks games, spends time with his family, and golfs. He’s most excited to be working with the team at Espire!

Joe Lazzaro

Joe Lazzaro

POSITION:Senior Project Manager:
New Construction & RGI
Categories: New Construction Team, Renovations Group Team

Joe joined the Espire team in December 2021. In his role as Senior Project Manager, he helps ensure that each new construction project we undertake for clients stays on track and in line with the homeowner’s vision. Joe uses his prior experience in residential roofing and siding every day. After work, you can find him spending time with his family or playing a round of golf.

Brian Stott

Brian Stott

POSITION:Senior Project Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Brian joined us in October 2021 as one of our talented Senior Project Managers. In this role, he’s responsible for planning and scheduling new construction projects, communicating details, and delivering an end product that our homeowners are excited to call home. Prior to joining Espire, Brian spent 25 years serving the city of Milwaukee as a police detective and fire investigator, while undertaking lots of home remodeling and rehabbing projects on the side. His favorite parts of his job are interacting with homeowners and coordinating with the entire Espire family to give clients the best possible outcome: a beautiful home. In his free time, he enjoys water and snow skiing, golf, boating, baking, and running.

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Matt Behrendt

POSITION:Project Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Matt is a project manager for new construction. He joins us with 15 years of experience as an electrician, 1 year of experience as a remodeling project manager, and 2 years as a new construction project manager. In his role, he oversees the day-to-day production of a new construction home and ensures the quality of work meets Espire’s high expectations. Outside of work he spends time with his wife and son and enjoys going on walks, visiting parks, and sitting by the fire. His favorite part about working for Espire is the family-type atmosphere.

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Chris Kamine

POSITION:Project Manager
Categories: New Construction Team, Renovations Group Team

Chris Kamine brings 25 years of experience in construction and home improvements to the Espire team as a Project Manager for both new construction and renovations! He works on-site to ensure the project meets code requirements, safety regulations, and Espire’s own standards. In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing, boating, and watching his kids’ baseball teams.

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Abe Lang

POSITION:Project Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

With over 30 years of experience in construction, Abe Lang joins the new construction team as a Project Manager! Abe schedules subcontractors, manages project timeframes, and supervises the quality of each project to ensure everything is up to Espire’s standards. What he enjoys most about work is seeing a project come together and finding solutions to on-site challenges, and outside of work he likes to fish, golf, and spend time with his family and friends.

Jason

Jason Lessard

POSITION:Project Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Jason has spent most of his professional life working on construction sites, bringing his hands-on expertise to the Espire/NuPath team as a Project Manager. In his role, he provides on-location direction in order to make sure each construction project runs smoothly. In his free time, Jason enjoys playing in his men’s league hockey team.

Chris Sires

Chris Sires

POSITION:Project Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Chris has been part of the Espire team since October 2021. As Project Manager, he guides the process of new home construction for our Espire Homes and NuPath Homes divisions, ensuring that each new home exceeds the homeowners’ expectations. Chris uses his background as a construction supervisor to keep projects on track. He is excited to be part of the Espire family.

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Haley Gibbon

POSITION:Production Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Meet Haley, our Production Manager for our New Construction team. She comes to Espire with a variety of experience including framing and roofing, six years in customer service, followed by three years in accounting. Haley spends her time facilitating and streamlining the building process by implementing procedures within the office. She enjoys being able to see and work with multiple aspects and departments throughout the company. Outside of work, Haley enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They spend their summers on the water barefooting and winters snowmobiling. Her favorite part about Espire is that it’s a family because they always manage to put employees and customers first.

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William Brown

POSITION:Sales Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

William is a sales manager with a passion for helping his clients realize the “American Dream” in designing and building their own homes. He embodies the Espire Homes philosophy of creating a personal, individualized experience for each client by walking with them from the project’s conception to its completion. Outside of his twenty years of home construction experience, William is passionate about nature and enjoys a wide array of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hiking, and boating.

Jen Anderson

Jen Anderson

POSITION:New Construction Professional
Categories: New Construction Team

Jen joined Espire in 2021 as a New Construction Professional, which involves guiding clients through the entire build process from picking out a customizable floor plan through moving day. Prior to joining Espire, she was a real estate agent, an entrepreneur, and a stay-at-home mom (so she really knows what families are looking for in a new home!). She especially enjoys getting to know the people who visit Espire and NuPath models and discovering what they want from a new build. She loves the supportive family environment at Espire that makes coming to work each day fun! Outside of work, she likes spending time with family, relaxing on her back porch with a good book, and taking care of her furry friends.

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Mark Harris

POSITION:New Construction Professional
Categories: New Construction Team

As a new construction sales professional, Mark understands the most important aspects of sales and customer service: going above and beyond the expectations of great service to providing that additional 10% that will make the client’s experience even more remarkable. This attitude creates bonds with his clients which last long beyond the scope of the building project. Mark enjoys playing, watching, and coaching soccer, as well as spending time with his wife, Stefanie, and their three children.

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Linda Snyder

POSITION:New Construction Professional
Categories: New Construction Team

Based on their synergy working together in the past, Linda knew joining Jenny and Daryl’s Espire team was a great fit! As a new home construction and real estate expert at Espire, Linda loves working closely with clients, building relationships and their dream home. Her passion is providing the best service and experience based on detailed communication; a crucial piece of the home-building process. She values the teamwork and collaboration culture at Espire, where everyone works with the client as the top priority. With her family, she enjoys traveling, attending baseball games, and relaxing at home.

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Heather Siade-Cox

POSITION:New Construction Professional
Realtor®
Categories: Home Selling Team, New Construction Team

Heather brings 6 years of experience in new construction and real estate to the new construction sales team for Espire and Nupath. Clients lean on her expertise throughout the building experience, from finding the perfect lot or land to designing a home that fits their unique lifestyle. Heather loves meeting new people and learning all about them to help them create their dream home. When she’s not guiding families through the adventure of home building, Heather likes to take her family on adventures of their own, traveling to new places and experiences different cultures. Heather loves the positive, respectful atmosphere at Espire–not only at the office but at each and every building site.

Erika Kelbel

Erika Miller

POSITION:New Construction Professional
Realtor®
Categories: Home Selling Team, New Construction Team

Erika has been part of our Espire sales division since 2021. As a New Home Sales Representative and Realtor, she meets with homeowners to discuss everything from finding and purchasing land, to building a new dream home, to selling their current home. Before joining the Espire team, Erika worked in residential real estate and custom new home building for more than seven years. She loves that working for Espire doesn’t feel like a job–it’s being part of each client’s special process of creating a one-of-a-kind home and making a positive impact on homeowners and the community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and watching sports, especially her daughter’s soccer games.

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Tara Ruppelt

POSITION:Realtor®
Categories: New Construction Team

For Tara, her career in real estate isn’t just a job, it’s a passion! She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, both in assisting clients who are looking to customize and build their dream home and in working with buyers and sellers in the existing market. As an expert in luxury listings, relocations, and new construction homes, Tara takes a relationship-first approach to all aspects of business, which often results in clients becoming dear friends. As a full-time Realtor and home-schooling mother of three, she understands the balancing act today’s families face. Her organizational skills, follow-through, and keen attention to detail will ensure a positive and enjoyable experience throughout your build and real estate transaction. When she’s not assisting in designing your Espire dream home, Tara is likely to be found at the baseball diamond and soccer field cheering for and supporting her kids!

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Danielle Valderrama

POSITION:New Construction Professional
Realtor®
Categories: Home Selling Team, New Construction Team

Danielle is a local real estate agent and new construction professional, specializing in helping customers find the perfect piece of land to build their dream home. With her attention to detail and passion for building lasting relationships with her clients, she ensures each home is designed perfectly to fit the customer’s unique needs. With a little one of her own, she understands the importance of family and the need for a perfect home that fits her customers’ lifestyles. As a licensed Realtor, she is also able to facilitate the sale of her customers’ existing properties to deliver a seamless and personalized new build and real estate experience from start to finish. In her free time, she loves to travel with her family and spend time on the lake. Family values and the pride Espire takes in their work are the reasons Danielle decided to join the team.

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Lauren Brown

POSITION:Selections Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Lauren Brown joins Espire with over six years of home builder and interior design experience. She has a degree from the New York Institute of Art & Design and a passion for helping clients feel excited about their home selections. In her role as a Selections Manager for the Espire team, Lauren will translate her previous work into helping clients customize their new home. When she’s not at work, Lauren enjoys reading, restoring her 1906 Victorian home, and spending her time with her daughter and cats.

Lindsey Mack

Lindsey Mack

POSITION:Selections Coordinator
Categories: New Construction Team

With a background in interior and architectural design and a degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Lindsey comes to Espire with a wealth of experience in the design industry. She has nurtured her passion for creating surroundings that influence individuals, built meaningful relationships, and worked collaboratively to bring ideas to life. As a Selections Coordinator with Espire, she will help customers gain confidence in their choices and share their excitement with building a new home. You can find Lindsey woodworking, restoring furniture, staying active, and spending time with her cat when she’s not in the office.

Donnie Hagemann

Donnie Hegemann

POSITION:Warranty Manager
Categories: New Construction Team

Donnie brings decades of experience with custom-built homes to the Espire team. As Warranty Manager, he is responsible for following up with Espire and NuPath homeowners about their warranty needs and ensuring that they’re satisfied with their new home. He loves that the Espire family is so welcoming and that he can contribute his plentiful knowledge and skills so that the team can build quality homes together. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, golf, and spending quality time with his wife, three children, and grandson.

Ann Stapleton

Ann Stapleton

POSITION:Warranty Coordinator
Categories: New Construction Team

Ann joined Espire in July 2021 as our Warranty Coordinator, which involves coordinating clients, subcontractors, and our Warranty Team to take care of any repair work that’s needed in our new homes. Her intensive customer service experience ranges from high-end salons to 40,000 feet in the air as a flight attendant, so she sure knows how to take great care of our clients! She loves being able to connect with clients to ensure that they’re happy homeowners. Her favorite part of working for Espire is truly feeling like a part of the family and the positive team dynamic that she experiences every day. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, kayaking, and checking out local restaurants.

John Wachter

John Wachter

POSITION:Lead Designer
Categories: New Construction Team

As the Lead Architectural Designer for new construction, John thrives on helping make his clients’ dreams come true. With his 27 years in the design and construction field, including eleven years as the Architectural Design Manager for a large home builder in Southeastern Wisconsin, John is a valuable asset to the Espire Homes family. A man of many interests, John enjoys riding his Harley, playing sports and the drums, amusement parks, and spending time with his family.

Brenda Fritsch

Brenda Fritsch

POSITION:Architectural Designer
Categories: New Construction Team

Brenda Fritsch joined the Espire team as an architectural designer in 2021. She has an acute sense of great design, built through more than 25 years of experience in residential design and construction. Her expertise helps make sure Espire homeowners are delighted with their finished homes! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three wonderful children.

Justin Kagerbauer

Justin Kagerbauer

POSITION:Architectural Designer
Categories: New Construction Team

Justin joined the Espire New Construction Team in July 2021. After acquiring his architecture degree from UW-Milwaukee, he has spent more than 20 years in residential construction design. As a designer, he helps our clients turn their biggest and grandest dreams into reality by creating a home design that meets their every need, want, and expectation. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing volleyball and soccer and spending time at the lake with his family.

Dave Adams

Dave Adams

POSITION:Project Architect
Categories: New Construction Team

Dave joins the Espire team with extensive experience in the construction industry, he started is career in land development and transitioned to full design and construction prior to becoming a licensed architect in 1999. With experience under his belt he decided to start his own business in 2001. Dave is involved with all three divisions of Espire as a Project Architect. Espire offers him the opportunity to be creative while also enjoying a fun work environment. Outside of work he spends his time fishing and golfing, as well as occasionally playing music.

Kris Bertling

Kris Bertling

POSITION:Photographer
Categories: New Construction Team

Kris joined the team as Selections Coordinator in 2021, but she has been doing photography work for Espire since the beginning! She loves the creative side of the building process and helping customers turn their ideas about interior and exterior finishes into a beautiful, functional family home. She supports Espire’s goal of making sure that each customer has a great experience throughout the entire building process and ends up with the home of their dreams. In her free time, she enjoys photography, art, live music, days on the lake, and spending time with family.

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Kristin Carey

POSITION:Pre-Construction Coordinator
Categories: New Construction Team

Kristin has joined Espire as a pre-construction coordinator. She brings more than twenty years of experience to the team and loves this company because her responsibilities vary from day-to-day, which she really enjoys. When she’s not busy completing surveys, collecting information and attaining permits, she spends time with her family. Kristin enjoys the outdoors and tapping into her creative side with scrapbooking.

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Jim Selas

POSITION:Estimating & Sales Consultant
Categories: New Construction Team

Jim has been in the home building business for over 15 years including remodeling, buying and selling, and new home construction; he is in a vocation that he truly loves. He considers his greatest reward in this business to be having the ability to work with multitudes of customers and make their dreams become a reality. He values his customers’ loyalty above and beyond just the home seller and buyer approach and takes pride in listening to and striving to fulfill all their lifestyle needs and wants within their budget. Outside of work he can be found with family and friends, particularly his son Mitchell, who is serving our country proudly in the Marines.

Mike Wolf

Mike Wolf

POSITION:Estimator
Categories: New Construction Team

Mike has been an Estimator for Espire since late 2021. In this role, he handles estimates and change order pricing for our New Construction team. He brings with him more than 36 years of construction experience. His favorite part of working for Espire is the atmosphere and the people that surround him. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities like camping, kayaking, hunting, and fishing, as well as spending time with family–including his first grandchild!

 
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At Espire, we start with family. Bringing yours and ours together, we can perfect the building process. We’ll help you hone your approach, customize your package, and build a home that will be a gathering place for years to come. Let us share our story and process with you.

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